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IBM Is Helping Clients Build Confidence in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Yesterday IBM introduced new software, system and services offerings to help organizations increase their success with their Big Data projects. This technology will help increase the confidence in their data, the speed in gaining business value out of their data, and sharpen their skill set to tackle Big Data challenges, IBM claims.…

Article: NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference in Review

NoSQL13 in Review

by Matt DeLong On August 20th, 2013 over 1000 professionals gathered at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California for three days of the NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference. In attendance were: scientists, engineers, researchers, developers, business executives, and everyone in-between. The goal of the NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference is to throw the aforementioned…

Big Data Becomes Fashionable

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by Angela Guess Kathy Gordon of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “In the fashion business, faux pas can be costly. In order to hem back the risk, some retailers are increasingly turning to trend forecasting. For an average annual fee of $7,000 to $15,000, customers get access to forward forecasts of fashion trends and…

Data Is Your Longest-Lasting Asset

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by Angela Guess Dale Sanders of HealthSystemCIO recently wrote, “Data is now one of the most valuable assets in any healthcare organization, especially as we transition into a more analytically driven industry. Data is the longest lasting asset in any organization, outliving facilities, devices and people. In the past few years, as the value and…

Supply Chain and Master Data Management

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by Angela Guess Andrew White of Gartner recently wrote in Supply Chain Quarterly, “We at Gartner define master data management (MDM) as a technology-enabled business discipline in which business and information technology (IT) must work together to ensure the uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of an enterprise’s official, shared master data assets. Supply…

Keynote: Managing Scale and Complexity

NoSQL13 in Review

Managing Scale and Complexity from DATAVERSITY If you couldn’t attend the NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference & Expo, here’s some news to help you get caught up on what you missed. The Netflix technical story is widely recognized at the forefront of Cloud, NoSQL, software and media technology deployment, and serves as an extraordinary example of…

New Big Data Professionals Don’t Need CS Degrees

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by Angela Guess Clay Dillow of Fortune recently wrote, “In the U.S. alone, a McKinsey & Company report projects a shortfall of between 140,000 and 190,000 ‘deep analytical’ big data professionals by 2018 — that is, people with highly technical skills in machine learning, statistics, and/or computer science, the actual hands-on big data people that know how…

Mesosphere Introduces Marathon, an Open-Source Framework

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by Angela Guess According to a new article of the company, “Mesosphere, Inc., earlier this week introduced Marathon, an open source framework based on Mesos for long-running services. An example long-running service would be a web app or mobile API based on Ruby on Rails. By running services on the same cluster as Big Data…